About Conservation Strategy Fund
Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) sustains natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by conservation economics. Our trainings, analyses and timely expertise make development smarter, quantify the benefits of nature, and create enduring incentives for conservation.
CSF is the leading organization advancing conservation solutions powered by economics. CSF analysts have proven the value of protected areas, shown how to build infrastructure at lower cost and with less damage, and nurtured local sustainable businesses. Over $20 billion in development investments have been impacted, resulting in improved conservation of over 20 million acres. Our programs have reached over 2,000 professionals in over 650 organizations, based in 90+ countries. Trainings now include custom courses for marine ecosystems, climate change, protected areas, enterprise and infrastructure, among other themes. Formats are now specially tailored for emerging economists, government officials and conservation leaders, as well as general conservation audiences. All this has helped bring about a sea of change in conservation: wide acceptance of the strategic importance of economics for success.
CSF has offices in the US, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil and Indonesia and additional staff in Colombia. Our training faculty includes instructors from Harvard, Duke, University of Brasilia, University of the Andes (Colombia), University of Concepción (Chile), Oregon State University, University of Cape Town and Makerere University (Uganda), among others. Project partners have ranged from local activists and indigenous tribes, to big international NGOs and development banks.